Japan Phase III Start Cements Roxadustat’s Lead
Astellas/FibroGen's oral candidate for anemia in chronic kidney disease has moved into Phase III in Japan on the basis of promising Phase II results, cementing the global development lead for the first-in-class product and taking it closer to a potentially big market.
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